Located in southern California, Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area. Situated less than eight miles from downtown San Diego and seven miles from the Mexican border, this city has a rich economy and a culturally diverse population. Chula Vista, meaning ‘beautiful view’ in Spanish, was so named because of its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and the coastal mountain foothills. The climate here is considered ‘Mediterranean’ with temperate weather year-round.
There are many ways to travel in and around the Chula Vista area. The Public Works division provides transit via the MTS bus network for local travel. The San Diego Trolley System expands to Chula Vista and other outlying areas to connect travelers to the nearby metropolitan region. A network of major interstate highways and state freeways are conveniently intertwined in and around the city for easy access to San Diego, the greater Los Angeles area and nearby Mexico.